Improving the Educational Technology Ecosystem via LTI Advantage

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An Open Letter from EdTech Leaders Endorsing LTI Advantage
as the Preferred Industry Standard for Learning Tool Integration

We, the undersigned educational technology leaders and innovators at our respective institutions and industry-leading learning product organizations have come together to underscore our commitment to the adoption of LTI Advantage certified digital learning tools.
Developed via the leadership of over 470+ members (and growing) of IMS Global Learning Consortium—the world-leading edtech standards collaborative—LTI Advantage has been rapidly adopted as the preferred integration method by leading educational technology providers. We view LTI Advantage as the industry standard for learning product integration and the foundation to enable a connected digital ecosystem that supports better teaching and learning experiences.


LTI Advantage leverages open standards to achieve the following key benefits for IT, faculty, instructional designers, and students:

  • Reliable, productive, and innovative faculty experiences with technology
  • Minimal technical barriers ensure that digital services are ready on day one of learning
  • Plug-and-play integration significantly reduces the cost and time to integrate digital tools and content  
  • Trusted security of student data and results data passed between applications
  • Deep integration of specific learning objects, content, and digital resources within the fabric of course content
  • Easy to consume learning analytics data supports student success

To ensure that all benefits are realized across all learning environments, IMS Global members have put in place a certification program and product directory available at that is governed by a proven and trusted community process. For institutions to achieve plug-and-play integrations it is of paramount importance that edtech suppliers certify LTI Advantage and that institutions set requirements to purchase IMS certified products and expect their suppliers to be current with IMS standards. See suppliers who have committed to being among the first to implement and obtain conformance certification by November 2018.

Improve the Educational Technology Ecosystem via LTI Advantage

Join the effort to strengthen the foundation for a connected digital learning ecosystem and accelerate academic transformation via LTI Advantage.
To learn more, contact Sandra DeCastro, Vice President, Community Programs, 
IMS Global Learning Consortium.

HED Institutional Leaders Endorsing LTI Advantage

Michael Berman, Deputy CIO & Chief Innovation Officer, California State University, Office of the Chancellor

Lois Brooks, Vice Provost for Information Services, Oregon State University

Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Digital Learning, University of Central Florida

Paul Czarapata, Vice President & CIO, Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS)

Andrea Deau, Information Technology Director, University of Wisconsin-Extension

Sean DeMonner, Executive Director, ITS Teaching & Learning, University of Michigan

Elias Eldayrie, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, University of Florida

Jason Fish, Director, Teaching and Learning Technologies, Purdue University

John Fritz, Associate Vice President Instructional Technologies and New Media, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Stephen Gance, Ph.D., Policy Associate - eLearning & Open Education, Washington State Board for Community &  Technical Colleges (WSCTC)

David Goodrum, Ed.D., Director of Academic Technology, Information Services, Oregon State University

Matthew Gunkel, Director of Teaching and Learning Technology, Indiana University

Vince Kellen, Ph.D, CIO, University of California, San Diego

Mary-Ellen Kreher, Director Online Course Design & Technology Development, Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI), University of California

Stacy Morrone, Ph.D., Associate Vice President Learning Technologies, Indiana University

Terry O’Heron,  Director of Operations, Teaching and Learning with Technology, Penn State University

Kenneth R. Pierce, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, Texas State University

Marianne Schroeder, Senior Associate Director, Teaching & Learning Technologies, The University of British Columbia

Carlos R. SolĂ­s, Ph.D., Associate Vice President Instructional Technologies Support, Texas State University

Jenn Stringer, Chief Academic Technology Officer & Assistant Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, University of California, Berkeley

Jennifer Sparrow, Senior Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology, Penn State University

Jack Suess, VP of IT and CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Nick Thompson, Assistant Director, CCLE, OID, UCLA


Suppliers Committed to Early LTI Advantage Certification

AEFIS logo Blackboard logo Canvas by Instructure logo
Cengage logo D2L logo edmentum logo
eLumen logo Echo 360 logo eXplorance logo
GoReact logo Gradescope logo hoonuit logo
Kaltura logo McGraw-Hill Education logo Perusall logo
Realizit logo RedShelf logo
SAFARI Montage logo Sakai logo
Turnitin logo VitalSource/Ingram logo
VoiceThread logo YouSeeU logo